Day School: Virtual Tour of Egypt

Ref: C3742694

This course will provide an illustrated introduction to some of the main sites of ancient Egypt starting with the amazing Old Kingdom tombs of Saqqara together with the pyramids of the site and the later Apis bull cemetery, Subsequent sessions take us to New Kingdom Thebes (modern day Luxor) and we visit the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri discussing its unusual architecture and decoration, the workers village at Deir el-Medina with both housing and tombs and fascinating records of daily life, and finally the Valley of the Kings including the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by The Education and Skills Funding agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

A virtual tour of some of the most fascinating sites of ancient Egypt including Saqqara, the workers village at Deir el-Medina, Hatshepsut's temple at Deir el-Bahri and the Valley of the Kings.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe an ancient Egyptian tomb scene
  • Explain what is meant by the Divine Birth scene at Deir el-Bahri
  • Identify at least three artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun

How will I be taught?

  • The day will consist of well-illustrated presentations with lots of chance for interaction

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Informal, no tests or exams

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and Paper may be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Lectures with the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society

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Day School: Virtual Tour of Egypt


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